News from Ashlora July/2019

Indeed, a few hours in front of the piano helped. I have fulfilled another item on my New Year's resolutions list and finished composing the minstrel's song from chapter 7 of my ongoing novel White Destiny. Kudos to Flat.io for making this process a lot easier than I dreaded. I have found a good reason… Continue reading News from Ashlora July/2019

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News from Ashlora Oct/2018

Thanks to the free mapping tool Inkarnate, I finally finished mapping the major landmarks in Ashlora. It was a fantastic world-building exercise and I found plenty of ideas to use in White Destiny. Before diving in... Before I go into details of the new map, I need to make a brief announcement. As you might have… Continue reading News from Ashlora Oct/2018

News from Ashlora – Aug/2018

It's been a year since I last wrote something about Ashlora. Most of the contents I published last year are technical notes, which I don't imagine anybody but the people in my engineering class would read. I'm happy to report that I'm succeeding in real life but not in the field of literature as I… Continue reading News from Ashlora – Aug/2018

News from Ashlora – July/2017

Chapter 3 is out last week and oh boy the pacing sure picked up a lot. The release schedule, though, slowed down significantly. I took last month off weekly releases. It's just me being lazy, no excuse here, and I apologize for my procrastination. BLOGGING SCHEDULE CHANGES Starting from next chapter, White Destiny will be… Continue reading News from Ashlora – July/2017

News from Ashlora – May/2017

Welcome, welcome our 50th follower, DouglasWTSmith! I've just finished updating all published scenes to the latest version. There are quite a number of changes in dialogues, word usage and other minor details. Rest assure, these are only quality of life changes and there's no need to re-read these scenes going forwards (albeit if anyone do go… Continue reading News from Ashlora – May/2017

News from Ashlora – Apr/2017

For this monthly News from Ashlora issue, I'll provide an overview of Revision 4 and how White Destiny project is being crafted. REVISION TIMELINE Let's talk about revisions. Revisions happen when a significant portion of the plot changes. Below is an overview of the timeline for each revision so far. For White Destiny, the first… Continue reading News from Ashlora – Apr/2017

News from Ashlora – Mar/2017 #2

The 4th revision is now underway and I'm now posting the story by scenes instead of chapters. For example, the first chapter "She is a pet hydra" has three scenes in total and they make up around 3000 words; slightly greater than the usual 2500 words / chapter goal. I have only posted the first scene here, two… Continue reading News from Ashlora – Mar/2017 #2

News from Ashlora – Oct/2016

For newcomers to the novel, you can find all the information about White Destiny here or by searching the tag “White Destiny”. It's been a while since I last posted a writing update. I haven't forgotten about my novel projects, I was only busy brushing up on programming and web development. Prior to the web dev… Continue reading News from Ashlora – Oct/2016

Commentary: Life of the Witch

For newcomers to the novel, you can find all the information about White Destiny here or by searching the tag “White Destiny”. Riding on the momentum of chapter 6, I spent two all-nighters updating past chapters to the latest version of Ashlora. I admit, the depiction of life in Les Miserable has a great impact on the… Continue reading Commentary: Life of the Witch